“Maria was a pleasure to work with. She has an exceptional sense of style and an ability to personalize the design experience to meet the varying tastes and budgets of her clients. Maria designed my living room, dining room, and foyer. I constantly receive compliments on the beautiful pieces! Thank you, Maria! You transformed my home into a masterpiece.” Kate Clark
This project involved complete design services for the interior of an 1853 house in Elsah, Illinois that is listed on the National Historic Register. It was begun in 2009 and completed gradually as funds were available through 2013. The project included complete redecoration and furnishing of a garage apartment. Maria DeGange was both efficient and patient and willing to work with me on the schedule I needed. She was sensitive both to cost considerations and to my tastes and provided good alternatives when requested. She worked extremely well with my construction supervisor, who very much appreciated her approach and that she gave good advice while not being overly directive according to her own personal views. Everything provided is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and feels right with a very pleasant home atmosphere. We have close to 300 people coming through the house annually for a Christmas season open house. The most frequent comments center on the beauty and exceptional coordination of the design in the living room and apartment, the two areas to benefit most from her work.” Duncan Charters, PhD
“Maria worked on two projects at my house, one large and one small. The large one required moderate reconstruction and she acted as the general contractor on the project. She worked around my very irregular schedule. The project was completed on time, despite some time-consuming delays beyond her control. She had thoughtful and helpful ideas, some of which some may think were slightly out of the box, but which really worked. This now larger room is now the favorite in my house, where I spend most of my time. She freshened two adjacent rooms at the same time, with all melding with the topography of my lot. The second smaller project is also very satisfying. She made use of some existing furnishings and rugs, indicating a concern for economics, and worked these existing items seamlessly into the decor. Perhaps the best recommendation that I can give is that I will have Maria for my next project.” Dr. R. Smith
I have enjoyed working with Maria and expect to hire her again as I get closer to the renovation of my condo. I would highly recommend her as she is very easy to work with, has wonderful ideas/suggestions, listens to your vision, maintains your budgetary constraints and always has your project in mind should she feel it might need a minor adjustment. She made me feel like I had someone watching out for my best interest. Thank you Maria! HeleneMaglaris
Maria worked with me to design my entire house in Florida while it was being built and I was living out of the state. The design is nearly complete now and I am so thrilled with the results. From the furniture selection, fabric coordination to shades and chandeliers, Maria planned it all. I met with her several times over the planning period and then we coordinated choices of fabric, furniture and rugs via email. I am pleased to say that I am very happy with the results. Karen B.
Maria designed a custom home for us. My husband & i were blown away every meeting that she captivated our needs every single time. Her attention to detail in every viewpoint is amazing. We immensely enjoy our space & enjoyed working with Maria. Our custom home just sold and the buyer insisted to buy the Home completely furnished,That’s just how good Maria’s design is. We look forward to working with Maria on our future upcoming project. Suzi Jones
My experience working with Maria has been absolutely amazing! I met Maria shortly after moving into my dream home. I had all the space that I ever wanted and no idea what to do with it! Maria was and has been extremely patient, kind and creative! She has transformed my house to a beautiful, airy, livable, elegant magazine worthy home! I am bragging! My home is gorgeous! Staci Suggs DDS
We found Maria on Houzz with great reviews, only fitting that we give her the same. We completely furnished a new home in Jacksonville while we were in NC for 6 months. Maria made it all possible with email and a few phone calls. Loving our furniture selections, window treatments are to die for! She works with very good team of drapery/installation folks. Highly recommend!! Lynn Sneed